Driving safety is one of the most difficult conversations between adult children and their elderly parents, and sometimes it helps to use a neutral evaluation tool.
AAA has developed an on-line, confidential self-screening program featuring a series of computer-based exercises that can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes and help you identify steps to reduce risk in eight key areas.
Check it out at www.SeniorDriving.AAA.com.
Here in Charlottesville, Virigina we also have the Virginia Driver Safety Laboratory, which provides comprehensive driving assessments for aging drivers—especially those with degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s — and people with cognitive or physical limitations following stroke or traumatic brain injury.
See this post for more information about how driving skills are assessed for the elderly.
Or, see the entire series about Driving and the Elderly.
For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Care for the Caregiver, Long Distance Caregiving, Communicating with Senior Citizens, Seniors and Driving, Technology.
Know someone who worries about their elderly parent in Charlottesville, Staunton, or Harrisonburg Virginia? Care is There Geriatric Care Management can help! Have them contact me, Elizabeth, for a free consultation: 434.326.5323ext 2 or Elizabeth@careisthere.com.
Elizabeth Swider, Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Aging in Place Specialist
President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management
Support for independent living and long distance caregiving; assisted living enhancement
Author, The Caregiver’s Secret